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ECMH Course|Early Childhood Mental Health Course

New Online Course Announcement! - Beginning Fall 2013


UW College of Education and Outreach School

CNSL 5020-40 - 3 Graduate Credit Hours



Fundamentals of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Ideal for early childhood care and education professional and mental health professionals looking to strengthen their knowledge and skills in promoting healthy social-emotional development, school readiness, and resolving early childhood concerns. Although some important theories and principles are explored, the emphasis will be on pragmatic application - on how you can support children and their caregivers to be successful and well.

As a complete online course, it's designed to fit a busy professional's schedule. The class consists of eight 2-week modules that students complete any time within each two-week window. Each module includes some reading, video power-point presentation, other video, and additional materials to help you strengthen your work with young children and their caregivers. Assignments focus on reading and reflecting, participating in threaded discussions, and application.

Course Modules:

  1. Fundamental Principles of IECMH and a Guiding Practice Model
  2. Developmental Considerations to Guide Intervention
  3. Observation in IECMH - How to See Clearly
  4. Assessment that Guides Intervention
  5. Basic Neurodevelopment and Practical Application
  6. Sensory Processing Concerns and Interventions
  7. Relational Interventions - Getting Started
  8. Relational Interventions for the Classroom and Clinical Room


Instructor:Dr. Morgan

Michael Morgan, Ph.D., LMFT is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education at the University of Wyoming. He's worked with children in community agencies and schools. He's a fellow of the UMASS Boston INfant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program, and coordinates Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health training at UW.


One-time University of Wyoming graduate student enrollment fee


Tuition/Fees for 3 credit hours : Wyoming Resident


Tuition/Fees for 3 credit hours : Non-Wyoming Resident




$$$ - For professionals who live and work in Wyoming, workforce development funds may be available to help cover a significant portion of your costs. Applications are time-sensitive, so ask Dr. Morgan now.

Students will need access to a reliable computer and internet connection. A broadband internet connection and a basic web-camera are recommended, but not required.

Who Should Take This Course?

Any professional who works with young children and their caregivers could apply the skills and knowledge from this course to improve the services they provide. The course will be particularly helpful for child care providers, pre-school instructors, and mental health professionals. However, other professionals who support children and caregivers could also benefit. This might include public health nurses, pediatricians, guardians-ad-litem para-professionals, and graduate students studying the early childhood or mental health fields.

To Enroll:

Department approval is required for this course, and can be obtained by sending an email to Dr. Morgan at Briefly describe your education and training related to early childhood or mental health, and your experience in working with young children. The course is designed for students who have a degree in the early childhood or mental health fields, and who have experience working with young children, but we will consider all who are interested and qualified.

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